The latest statements we've reviewed for PolitiFact New Jersey
"In the entire public school system in Camden last year, only three students graduated college ready."
"Today, our unemployment rate is 7.8 percent. That is the lowest in five years."
"What do Rutgers University, Kean University, Montclair State University, New Jersey City University, Stockton College, Rowan University and William Paterson all have in common? They all graduate less than 50 percent of their students within four years."
Says New Jersey has "the highest unemployment rate in the region" and "stagnant job growth."
"This governor has given us continual balanced budgets without raising taxes."
"The fact that one town has three lanes dedicated to it, that kind of gets me sauced."
"We pay among the highest tolls in the nation for the privilege of crossing that bridge."
Says New Jersey has gained "143,000 new private-sector jobs."
"In fact, there’s more state funding for education today than any other time."
Says Barbara Buono "voted to raise her own pay 40 percent."
"Property taxes have increased 20 percent under four years of Chris Christie."
Chris Christie "has not increased the taxes on anyone."
"Violent crime is up since the last year of Sharpe James’ administration. This year it’s higher. … The unemployment rate is almost 15 percent. The high school dropout rate is over 50 percent."
"I would be the first Republican senator elected in New Jersey in 41 years."
Tuition at Rutgers has increased 10 percent since Gov. Chris Christie took office because he "cut funding for higher education."
Newark is "now home to one-third of all commercial and multi-family development."
"Trenton politicians cut $1.3 billion from education."
Says Cory Booker "supports late-term and partial-birth abortion and opposes safety regulations."
Says under Mayor Cory Booker, Newark has seen "violent crime up five years in a row, murder up five years in a row."
"Polls show that 96 percent of New Jerseyans – and 95 percent of gun households in the state – support expanding background checks to keep guns away from those who shouldn’t have them."
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